The stigma surrounding depression is such that most of us not only hesitate to seek help but also avoid talking about it.
Whether you are aware of it or not, there’s a great possibility you have someone suffering from depression around you. And in most of the cases, we aren’t sure about how to help those in need.
One Twitter user took to social media to explain what we can do to help our loved ones suffering from mental ailments.
Having someone in your life with depression means being prepared for any and all episodes. A THREAD— https://t.co/dzq9VOXvQx— ALEEYA (@aleeyaderige) August 4, 2019
Living with someone who’s depressed isn’t easy. Here’s what you should read and follow, if you want to help someone in need.
There are gonna be days where they’ll want to lay in bed all day. Lay with them. Bring them their favorite drink.— ALEEYA (@aleeyaderige) August 4, 2019
There will be days where you’ll be out socializing, but by any given notice they’ll start shutting down and want to go home. Watch for these signs and remember them like the back of your hand— ALEEYA (@aleeyaderige) August 4, 2019
There will be days where they’ll be so fragile and anything can break them. Hold them in your arms while they cry about something that they remembered from years ago, even if they swore they moved on— ALEEYA (@aleeyaderige) August 4, 2019
There will be days where they will wanna be alone and not speak to anyone— this includes you. Understand this, understand when to give them space. Understand nothing is in spite of you.— ALEEYA (@aleeyaderige) August 4, 2019
She also offered to help anyone who is in need, as she listed the importance of talking about mental health issues.
Mental health is SOOO important so if you are ever in need of someone to talk to, please dm me! It honestly just takes someone to understand what it feels like bc I know what it feels like to not have a good support system but just know that I am always here!— ALEEYA (@aleeyaderige) August 6, 2019
While some people added to her list of tips on Twitter, others thanked and applauded her for sharing these points.
It takes a TON of love, patience, empathy and understanding to be with/close to people with depression. Everyone “says it” and “knows it” but it’s completely different living through it and being a rock.— aubriana (@BuddieBre) August 7, 2019
Can I add that some days they could have all the energy in the world and be super happy one day and then want to shut people out the next day? They could feel on top of the world and then shut down randomly. Just be prepared for anything.— 🌻Teeny🌻 (@Just_Teeny_) August 7, 2019
You explained this all so well. Thank you for your message. I hope more people see this and understand it a bit more💓— lupe💫 (@iamlupeg) August 6, 2019
Damn this is accurate af— Ray D. (@keep_it_reall) August 6, 2019
Yessss! I wish more people understood this, it’s hard enough dealing with mental illness— adelaide (@alywilsonn) August 6, 2019
I love you for this thread✌🏾😔💞 most people don’t understand this and it sucks🥺— TRIPS🎲🖤 (@PhoraTrips) August 6, 2019
If you also know someone who needs help, try and be there for them in all your capacity. You can also reach out to these mental health practitioners across India.